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Report pdf
H. Xavier Jara, Fernando Martín, Lourdes Montesdeoca, Leonardo Vera - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. It describes the different tax–benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model takes advantage of these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs. It concludes...

Technical Note pdf
H. Xavier Jara - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This technical note has been produced alongside a WIDER working paper assessing the effects on income inequality and income tax simulations of adjusting top incomes of employees in survey data based on administrative tax records in Ecuador. The paper and the technical note are based on ECUAMOD...

Technical Note pdf
H. Xavier Jara - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This note has been produced alongside a WIDER working paper assessing the effect of the Unemployment Insurance benefit on income protection in Ecuador. The aim of this note is to describe the methodology used to assess the effect of the Unemployment Insurance through the simulation of...

Working Paper pdf
– Evidence from Ecuador
Nicolás Oliva, H. Xavier Jara, Pia Rattenhuber - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Based on tax records data from Ecuador, we analyse gender differences in top income groups from 2008 to 2017. Ecuador represents an interesting case as it shares many trends with other countries in the region in terms of women’s status in the labour market. While we observe a significant...

– It needs a rethink
H. Xavier Jara, Lourdes Montesdeoca, Iva Tasseva - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Household incomes in Ecuador were badly hit by the pandemic, despite the government’s emergency grant to families. H Xavier Jara Tamayo (University of Essex), Lourdes Montesdeoca (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Ecuador) and Iva Tasseva (LSE) say the country needs to rethink...

UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

What was the impact on earnings of the economic crisis caused by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador? To what extent did social assistance programmes compensate household income losses? ECUAMOD, the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ecuador, helps to assess the distributional...

Working Paper pdf
H. Xavier Jara, Lourdes Montesdeoca, Iva Tasseva - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper makes use of tax–benefit microsimulation techniques to quantify the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax–benefit policies in mitigating the immediate impact of the economic shocks. Our results show a dramatic increase in income poverty and...

H. Xavier Jara, Lourdes Montesdeoca - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

View the latest ECUAMOD country report here. This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. The report describes the different tax–benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model takes advantage of these different...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Carla Canelas - Small Business Economics, 2019

This paper uses national representative data from the Ecuadorian Family Expenditure survey to study the determinants of poverty and informality in the country, taking into account the two-way relationship between these two phenomena. The main contribution of this paper is to present new...

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– Women, Conditional Cash Transfers, and Paid Employment in Southern Ecuador
María Gabriela Palacio Ludeña - Population and Development Review, 2019
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– Data, measurement, and trends
Carla Canelas, Rachel M. Gisselquist - Social Indicators Research, 2019

Inequality and social exclusion receive considerable contemporary policy attention. In the field of international development, inequality—both vertical (between individuals and households) and horizontal (between groups)—is a core concern in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...

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– The Lack of Sustainability
Iván Gachet, Diego Grijalva, Paúl Ponce, Damián Rodríguez - Social Indicators Research, 2019

Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global South

H. Xavier Jara, Po Chun Lee, Lourdes Montesdeoca, Marcelo Varela - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

View the latest ECUAMOD country report here. This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. This work was carried out by the ISER in collaboration with the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales and UNU-WIDER. The results presented in this...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
H. Xavier Jara, Marcelo Varela - International Journal of Microsimulation, 2019
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Simulating Universal Pensions in Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa
Maria Jouste, Pia Rattenhuber - International Journal of Microsimulation, 2019
Working Paper pdf
– Evidence from Ecuador and Colombia
H. Xavier Jara, David Rodriguez - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

The aim of this paper is to quantify the financial cost that informal workers would incur in the event of entering formality, accounting for potential earnings gains upon entry. To do so, we use representative microdata from Ecuador and Colombia, together with detailed tax–benefit models,...

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